"Beautiful villa, great location, friendly staff. We spent a full month in Rumah Belibis and loved it. Nice pool, big comfortable bed and bathroom, a moat full of fish, loved the views of the rice fields and palm trees out back, and found the antics of the ducks endlessly entertaining. Wayan, the housekeeper/manager, was very helpful and always available by phone/text whenever we needed anything and came in to clean twice a week. Wifi is by rechargeable stick and worked very well. Don’t waste time looking at the TV channels, or channel, but their DVD and book collections are enormous. The kitchen doesn’t quite live up to the impressive care and attention to detail that was paid to the rest of the house, but is good enough.
There are a number of good, reasonably-priced restaurants within a 10-15 minute walk, although that walk can get a little dull after a while. Café Vespa is only about 5 minutes away and is a popular lunch option. They were also building a small café just outside our door while we were there that will probably be open soon. We loved the fact that you could go out the gate and be in the middle of the rice fields within seconds - you can walk north to Terra Cotta Restaurant in 15-20 minutes, or cut across the fields to reach Jl Sanggingan the back way and make it a loop. There are a number of small shops and a cheap, efficient laundry within a couple minutes’ walk, and Bintang Supermarket is only 15 minutes away. It takes 30 minutes to walk to Ubud Palace, then another 5-10 to get to most of the restaurants and bars. There are plenty of taxis that will charge 50,000 to Ubud (maybe less if you are good at bargaining), or you can rent a moped for 24 hours for the same price.
Almost every day we spent an hour or two wandering back roads and fascinating rice field paths, choosing among an infinite variety of routes. If you are looking for night life this might not be the ideal location, but if you are like us and prefer the quiet streets, good views and endless opportunities to roam among the rice fields then this place should suit you perfectly."
Guest: Dean J.
Date of Stay: January 2015
Review Submitted: February 26, 2015